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    One of Only 4 Mint State-Certified Examples of This Variety at PCGS

    Kiangnan. Kuang-hsü Dollar CD 1898 MS61 PCGS, Nanking mint, KM-Y145a.1, L&M-217 var. (there, with raised eyeballs), Kann-71b, Chang-CH66 var. (there, with raised eyeballs), Shanghai Museum-451, WS-0799, Wenchao-647 (rarity 1 star). Dragon with incuse eyes (no eyeball) variety. A major rarity within the Kiangnan Dragon Dollar series, and by far the more challenging of the two "eyeball" varieties for the date, with survivors in Mint State preservation usually being a far cry by all metrics. Such is certainly attested by PCGS's population census, which reveals just four total specimens in this conditional tier, none of which appear to have crossed the auction block in recent years. For the sake of comparison, we previously offered an AU55-certified representative in our June Hong Kong sale, which brought an impressive $81,000, certainly pointing to the stunning interest a specimen such as this is poised to receive. Admittedly bound in its designation by some stray wisps over the open surfaces, these virtually pass unnoticed by the naked eye, doing nothing to hinder the coin's natural cartwheel effects and exquisite eye appeal. All-in-all a standout specimen, and one sure to come hotly contested.

    From the Glorium Collection

    NOTE: This lot was manufactured in China and was sourced from outside the United States for this auction after September 1, 2019. Under the new US tariffs on Chinese goods, collector's items from China will be subject to a 7.5% import tariff. Any clients who wish to take delivery of this item in the United States should be aware of this added charge, and consult their tax adviser with any questions.


    戊戌(1898年)江南省造光緒元寶七錢二分銀幣。MS61 PCGS。
    出自:The Glorium集藏

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    December, 2021
    11th-13th Saturday-Monday
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